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A federal judge has ruled that Ohio can’t force a convicted killer to cut off his dreadlocks, calling it a violation of religious rights.

A prisoner behind bars with hands cuffed

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U.S. District Judge Patricia Gaughan sided with inmate Deon Glenn, who says his faith of Rastafarianism requires him to wear his hair in dreadlocks.

I for one have never heard of Rastafarianism. But Deon Glenn wins this claim and gets to keep his hair.

The judge said Monday that Ohio’s blanket policy against dreadlocks violates the law because it doesn’t permit a religious exemption.

The 29-year-old Glenn is serving 15 years to life on a murder charge.

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